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A cheat sheet for making cheat sheets on Cheatography.

Columns

Blocks are organised into columns by you.
PDFs organise blocks into columns automa­tic­ally.
Try to keep the columns roughly even in length - it makes the cheat sheets easier to use online.

Plain Text Block

This is an example of a plain text block, filled with example content. Text in these blocks is added as-is, including

line breaks.

Code Block

<?php
  // This is a code block.
  // It preserves indentation and
  // uses a monospaced font.

One Column Block

This is a one-column block.
It's useful for listing long items.
It can also be useful for sequences of steps or commands in progra­mming cheat sheets or recipes.
Rows have altern­ating background colours to make the cheat sheet easier to read.

Two Column Block

Block Type:
Two Columns
Useful For:
Transl­ations
 
Key / Value Pairs
 
Lists of small items
Multi-Column Items
If you have an item in column 1 but not column 2, it will span both columns.

Three Column Block

1
1
2
3
5
8
13
21
34
55
These blocks are great for saving space when using lists of small items.

Also, this is the first example of a "­content note", which appears under a content block.

Four Column Block

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Much like the three column block, the four column block is handy for saving space when using lists of small items.

Question and Answer Block

What is this?
A Q&A block displays each question with the answer indented undern­eath.
When is it useful?
It's great for question and answer content!

Bar Chart Block

Red
 12
Green
 24
Orange
 88
Blue
 50
The bar chart block takes labels and numbers and generates a chart like the above.

Tips

Use tags - they help people find your cheat sheet!
Pick a dark colour - it makes your cheat sheet easier to read.
Write a good desc­rip­tion so people know what's on your cheat sheet.
Tell people about it when you're finished!
 

Image Block

The image block is just an image, displayed in a block. In the live version of a cheat sheet (not the PDF) you can click on an image for full size.

Video Block

Video can be pulled in from YouTube or Vimeo, and will be shown on the website but not on the PDFs.

Live Content Block

Label
Value
Year
2018
Month
9
Day
26
A "live conten­t" block pulls its content from a URL, in a specific format. It's great for anything that changes regularly, like live statis­tics, up-to-­the­-minute sports results and tables, stock and share prices, TV schedules and even traffic and weather reports.

Icons

{{fa-rocket}}
{{fa-bold}}
{{fa-check}}
{{fa-leaf}}
{{fa-square-o}}
{{fa-cut}}
Icons work in block titles as well as content. There is a cheat sheet for Font Awesome icons at http:/­/ww­w.c­hea­tog­rap­hy.c­om­/da­vec­hil­d/c­hea­t-s­hee­ts/­fon­t-a­wesome/

Borders and Alignment

{{ac}}
Align text centrally
{{ar}}
Align text right
{{bb}}
Add border at bottom
{{br}}
Add border on right
{{bl}}
Add border on left
{{bt}}
Add border at top

Formatting Options

Italics (exam­ple)
*text*
Bold (exa­mple)
**text**
Supers­cript (exam­ple)
^text^
Strike­through (exa­mple)
~~text~~
Inline Code (code)
`code`
Asterisk (*)
\*
Carat (^)
\^
Sometimes you want to use a "­*" or "­^" in your content. Add a backslash before those characters (as an escape character) to tell Cheato­graphy to treat them as normal text instead of special formatting charac­ters, like this: \* \^
 

Breaks and Spacing

&nbsp;
Insert non-br­eaking space
{{nl}}
Line break
{{noshy}}
Do not insert shy hyphens
{{nobreak}}
Do not break long lines (only in list blocks)
{{literal}}
Do not format text

Links

{{popup="http://..."}}
Popup URL provided
{{popup="http://..."}}link text{{/popup}}
{{link="http://..."}}
Link to URL provided
{{link="http://..."}}link text{{/link}}

Publishing

You can only publish a cheat sheet once.
Before that, only you can see it, unless you share the "­pre­vie­w" URL.
Newly published cheat sheets are prominent on Cheato­graphy, so make the most of publishing and wait until you're happy with the cheat sheet!
You can still edit a cheat sheet after you've published it.
You can't unpublish a cheat sheet once it's been published.

Language Support

Cheato­graphy supports all languages, as best we can manage.
This means that the web versions of cheat sheets support all of the languages we've seen so far, including Chinese and Japanese.
We're working on right-­to-left language support.

Rating Guidelines

Not sure what rating to give? Here are some tips to help you rate fairly and consis­tently.
Superb. A great guide, likely to be useful to anyone interested in the topic. Probably well presented, at least a page long, and uses tags.
A good cheat sheet, with lots of useful inform­ation. Worth printing out a copy!
A decent cheat sheet, but missing some useful inform­ation. A useful reference, but could do with some improv­ement.
Room for improv­ement - probably not useful yet, but has potential with some more work.
A poor cheat sheet, likely accide­ntally published too soon, doesn't have much useful content, contains abuse, or with other serious problems.

Rating Tips

If someone has rated one of your cheat sheets, please consider rating one of theirs.
Avoid "­revenge rating­s". If you receive a low rating, bear in mind that not everyone will find your cheat sheets as useful as you do!
Feel free to leave a shout for another user to ask for more inform­ation about why they left the rating they did.
               
 

Comments

How do you end a link tag?

DaveChild DaveChild, 15:46 12 Nov 14

Hi bradrer. Sorry for the slow reply! You don't end a link tag - when you link some text the whole piece of text that follows it will be linked.

DaveChild DaveChild, 11:22 19 Feb 15

Hi bradrer. You can now link specific text, like this: {{link="http://..."}}link text{{/link}}

jgmon jgmon, 16:30 20 Sep 18

link not found

Are you really working on "left-to-right language support," or "right-to-left language support?" It looks like you support English, which is left-to-right, quite well. :)

DaveChild DaveChild, 17:05 27 Aug 14

Whoops! Well spotted, I've fixed that.

I have a question about the links - they don't seem to work for me. when i place the {{popup=""}} tag anywhere in my block, all the text in it gets hyperlinked. How do I fix this?

DaveChild DaveChild, 10:05 4 Dec 14

Hi yayobelle. That's correct, that's how the links work. For your draft, you might be better off using the "one-column" layout for your blocks than using the "text" layout.

Where are the keyboard shortcuts of cheatography.com?

i happy to join your site

very well done, looking forward to diggin in.

hey together :)

Looking forward to learning to create cheat sheets.

Well done. Thanks

Love this!!! Thanks to all who has made this for everyone to see

This is great! This will definitely save time and sanity.

Awesome job . love it

Thanks for the help!

Thanks for the help!

This website is very impressive and useful for all

How do you use the {{literal}} effect? I want part of the text in my box to be formatted literally, then the rest to be normal. I can't figure out how to get the literal formatting to stop in the middle of a sentence.

DaveChild DaveChild, 11:04 19 Aug 18

The {{literal}} flag affects the entire box, you can't stop it part-way through (yet).

I'm new here, can someone tell me what i need to know first?

I'm new here, thanks. I am happy to follow this page

Great quick user friendly tour

Me encanta la idea

Great Site. Most appreciated!

looking forward to using cheatography

Hey all! Good to be here! Does CommonMark Or Markdown work in this Comments Section?
Also, can we _import_ any **Cheatsheets** at all? Anyway, going to try d/l'ing a few. Hope to see you all out there.

Glad I came across this website. Looking forward to creating these fab cheat sheets. Thank you!

Midget Clown Porn

I'm new but think it's quite handy to join for wide array of uses...

I trust this will be a useful website

Thank you for this well Organized site

i am happy i found you
many thanks for all your hard work

I need all commonds

That's pretty meta

So excite to get started

The authoring features are fantastic.
I wish there was more control over printing to PDF.
For example, landscape PDF, paper sizes, and column breaks and page breaks.
It would be nice if the PDF was more WYSIWYG with respect to the online viewing.

Thanks for the cheats!

Thanks for the cheats

Thank you for the clarification!

many thanks for all your hard work ❤️

Thank you for all this, what a great idea!

This is the first time I use this site. Awesome. Love it.

This idea is so amazing

I keep receiving:
"Your cheat sheet was not saved. Please check the errors below and try again"
when I try to create a sheet...

Impressed with collection. Very useful abstracts for studying.

Hello, I'm creating a CheatSheet.. I created a column, I did make an error but I can't delete it.
Can someone tell me if it's possible to delete (or modify) a saved column pls?

Cheatography101 Cheatography101, 00:35 19 May 20

I have the same issue. I can not modify a saved block, I hit enter by mistake before finishing so it got finished.

Also, I can't delete DRAFT cheatsheets that I made in error...

This site seems like its been abandoned... there is no contact info, no way to get support, etc... pitty, since it is a great site!

Cheatography101 Cheatography101, 00:44 19 May 20

I think I found it! -- its not docummented, but when you hover the mouse over the top right corner of a block, there magically appears a three button menu. If you click those three buttons, there are options to edit, delete, etc a block

I am still looking for a way to delete draft cheatsheets made by mistake

Hope this helps!

I hope this will help me

Amazing idea

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